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Brighton
Monday, October 19, 2020
Back in March, it was not uncommon to come across sceptics who believed that the risks associated with the coronavirus were being exaggerated. This became more dangerous in the following months with 'pandemic' disinformation media circulating online. As conspiracy theorists become more prominent in all of our lives, we...
Two key new appointments have been made by the Council to sit at the heart of democratic decision making and represent Black and minority ethnic people in Brighton and Hove. Stephanie Powell, who works in business development, and Dr Anusree Biswas Sasidharan, who works for the Local Government Association, have...
British rivers are under attack. In fact, they have been under attack for a number of years, and from multiple directions. As a result, all English rivers failed to meet quality tests for pollution under the EU’s water framework directive in results published this month. Entire ecosystems are disappearing,...
On November 4th, one day after the US election, the US will officially exit the Paris Climate Agreement, the only comprehensive global pact to tackle the climate emergency, concluding a withdrawal process that President Trump initiated with a speech from the White House’s Rose Garden on June 1st 2017.   Signed...
Dozens of celebrities began a social media account freeze yesterday to protest against the spread of "hate, propaganda and misinformation." Big names including Jennifer Lawrence, Kim Kardashian West, Leonardo DiCaprio and Katy Perry announced they would not be posting any content on their social media pages for 24 hours. In a...
Black Lives Matter protests fighting for anti-racism have been occurring worldwide since March, and Brighton & Hove is no exception.  Protests have been taking place to put pressure on elected officials to make the changes suggested by petitions, letters, social media posts, etc.  The Official Brighton Black Lives Matter Group (Brighton...
GMB Union members in Brighton and Hove City Council’s housing repairs team will today begin 5 days of strike action over a dispute surrounding pay and annual leave entitlements. Previously outsourced to maintenance company Mears Ltd, the repairs team was transferred back in-house on 1st April, and employees claim that...
Across the world, over 1.5 billion children and young people were deprived of school during the first phase of the pandemic. We know this has had a negative effect on learning. And research carried out in England has shown that children in deprived areas have fallen furthest behind. We know...
Swedish oat-based food producer Oatly has become the latest brand to face "cancellation" on Twitter, after it emerged the company had received a $200m investment from the Trump-supporting private equity firm Blackstone, who have been linked with deforestation in the Amazon.  Many Oatly customers from all over the world took to...
Hundreds of thousands of British holidaymakers' plans have been thrown into chaos after the government announced that France will be added to the UK's 14-day quarantine list, following a surge in COVID-19 cases in the country. The new rules will come into affect from 4am on Saturday and are expected...